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Australia Extension Post Study Work will be increased

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The government of Australia has made some changes concerning the working hours of international students and their rights to work after they have completed their studies. The alterations are scheduled to take effect on the first of July 2023. So it is the best time to make up your mind and book a flight to Australia.
As per the report, the following changes are expected to be implemented.    
International higher education graduates will be granted an extra two years of post-study work rights to the Temporary Graduate Visa holders (subclass 485) with specific degrees from the 1st of July 2023. Note that this extension is for graduates with eligible qualifications.

One more alteration is made for overseas students. The maximum number of hours fortnightly that are permissible for overseas students will go up from 40 to 48 hours.

Extension of post-study work rights:

The Australian government made an announcement the previous year that it would be granting extended post-study work rights to some overseas graduates. But this extension would be for international students who held certain degrees. At the time of this announcement, the Australian government did not disclose the list of those specific degrees. However, in February 2023, the Australian government issued a list of programs that will undergo an extension of two years.

This document includes both a list of occupations that have been identified from the 2022 Skills Priority List as well as a summary list of qualifications that are acceptable for each occupational category. It is also mentioned in the official document that as all doctoral studies, irrespective of their respective fields of study, are considered to be qualified for the measure, they are not listed individually.

Extension of work rights for selected programs in areas of verified skill shortages will be in the following form:

  • The select bachelor program will be extended from two years to four years.
  • The select master’s degree will be extended from three years to five years.
  • For doctoral qualifications, the duration will be extended from four years to 6 years.

As previously mentioned, the extension will be implemented to a list of in-demand occupations. For these programs, related qualifications are also developed by the Department of Education with the collaboration of Jobs and Skills, Australia.

Although you can find the list of selected occupations on the website of the Australian government, you may require guidance and counseling regarding the changes. HS Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. represents universities globally and we have rich experience in getting students admitted to numerous international universities. Our vast experience has enabled us to guide you with very detailed guidance related to such programs mentioned above. Our team can help you apply to 40+ universities in Australia and choose the best one for you. The expert consultants at HS Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. will guide you step by step about how to get enrolled in such programs. 

From choosing the right course to getting your visa processed and more we will be guiding and helping you. Even after your departure, our team of expert consultants will help you.

Increase in allowable work hours:

Studying abroad requires sound financial stability for bearing many expenses. International students put their maximum efforts to meet their financial needs and do different jobs. In Australia, right now international students are allowed to do the job for 40 hours per fortnight.

The Australian government has decided to increase the allowable work hours for international students. As previously international students were allowed to work for 40 hours per fortnight however, from 1st July 2023, this cap has been increased to 48 hours per fortnight.

From July 2023, both international students who are enrolled and those who enroll for the first time will be subject to the new policy.

The increase in the work-hour cap will help overseas students to support themselves while studying in Australia. Their expenses will be more manageable. Moreover, they will have more work experience that will be of great benefit in the future.

The above-mentioned alterations are the two great reasons to choose Australia as your study abroad destination. If you get admission to in extended program that will benefit your career greatly. Also, you will have more working hours to support your study regardless of which field you are studying.

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